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Web 2.0 Applications for Higher Education

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Applicationsfor Higher Education<br />John Thompson, PhD<br />Buffalo State College<br />
  2. 2. John Thompson, PhD<br />2<br />Presentation Agenda<br />Highlight Web 2.0 educational apps <br />Free apps (mostly)<br />Interactive presentation<br />
  3. 3. John Thompson, PhD<br />3<br />What is “Web 2.0?”<br />Web 1.0 <br />read-only medium<br />static Web – provide information<br />Web 2.0 <br />read-write Web<br />relies on user participation <br />information is transmitted and consumed with content being created, shared, remixed, repurposed, and passed along (Downes, 2005) <br />
  4. 4. John Thompson, PhD<br />4<br />Web 2.0 in Education<br />Increases user creativity and community while concurrently empowering user ownership of content<br />User-generated content leading to "collective intelligence" that benefits many<br />Collaborative in nature and features user-generated content <br />
  5. 5. John Thompson, PhD<br />5<br />Web 2.0 Videos<br />Tim O'Reilly on What is Web 2.0?<br />Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0<br />Web 2.0 <br />Coming of Age: Primary Web 2.0<br />Web 2.0 Panel Discussion - What is Web 2.0?<br />Web 2.0 and Education<br />Web 2.0 in Education<br />What is Web 2.0?<br />The Machine is Us/ing Us<br />
  6. 6. John Thompson, PhD<br />collaboration/participation/collective intelligence <br />safety in numbers <br />personal connections--from words, pictures, video, and audio <br />transparent selves…transparent Web <br />harnessing collective intelligence <br />second generation of services <br />“democratizes” media <br />authentic, peer-to-peer channel of communication <br />open, flexible collaboration <br />collective power community<br />participative Web <br />Web as a platform <br />Web changing from “medium” to “platform” <br />collective judgments <br />user actions provide value<br />architecture of participation<br />human-computer interaction <br />interactive, community-based Internet applications <br />the wisdom of crowds <br />bookmarking >>> social bookmarking<br />authentic, peer-to-peer channel of communication <br />user-generated content <br />data and applications opened to creative use by the public <br />amoral <br />creative amateur is cherished<br />6<br />
  7. 7. John Thompson, PhD<br />7<br />Trying to define and categorize what “Web 2.0” means is like trying to change the tire on your car while it’s going down the highway.<br />
  8. 8. John Thompson, PhD<br />8<br />
  9. 9. John Thompson, PhD<br />9<br />Sharing Photos<br />Video – Online Photo Sharing in Plain English<br />Library of Congress’ Flickr site<br />Image sharing on Flickr<br />
  10. 10. John Thompson, PhD<br />10<br />Sharing Videos<br />Top 10 comparison chart<br />List of video sharing sites <br />List of video sites from around the world<br />
  11. 11. John Thompson, PhD<br />11<br />Sharing PowerPoints<br />And even more sites!<br />
  12. 12. John Thompson, PhD<br />12<br />Sharing Documents<br />24/7 anytime, anywhere access to projects or assignments <br />
  13. 13. John Thompson, PhD<br />13<br />Social Networks<br />7 Things You Should Know About Ning<br />
  14. 14. John Thompson, PhD<br />14<br />Blogs<br />100 Best Higher Education Blogs<br />blogging engine created specifically for classroom use <br />Higher Education Blog Directory<br />
  15. 15. John Thompson, PhD<br />Podcasts<br />Higher Education Podcasts<br />Podcasting in Higher Education<br />15<br />
  16. 16. John Thompson, PhD<br />16<br />Collaboration<br />Wiki – online software that lets users modify any content, plus everything (formatting included) about the wiki<br />Social bookmarking – store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of Web sites using metadata & tagging<br />wiki.com domain name sold for $2.86 million (8/06)<br />Web Collaboration Software <br />
  17. 17. John Thompson, PhD<br />17<br />Education Online<br />Coursecast – podcast or videocast lecture (like a Tivo for courses)<br />Partial list of higher ed schools offering open source courseware and/or coursecasts:<br /><ul><li> Harvard
  18. 18. Carnegie Mellon
  19. 19. UC Berkeley
  20. 20. Duke
  21. 21. MIT
  22. 22. Notre Dame
  23. 23. Johns Hopkins</li></li></ul><li>John Thompson, PhD<br />18<br />Miscellaneous<br />Real-time information network <br />Share bookmarks <br />Diagrams <br />Share graphics <br />21st century instruction resources<br />Twitter in HE<br />Explanatory video<br />
  24. 24. John Thompson, PhD<br />19<br />Miscellaneous<br />Office productivity suite<br />RSS aggregators<br />Creating ePortfolios with Web 2.0 Tools<br />Mash-ups<br />ePortfolio Mash Up with GoogleApps<br />● <br />Video<br />Long list<br />
  25. 25. John Thompson, PhD<br />20<br />Miscellaneous<br />“online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments using voice, text, audio file, or video and share them” <br />“captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere”<br />“Enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. Customize your Voki to look like you…Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone.”<br />desktop Web conferencing<br />
  26. 26. John Thompson, PhD<br />21<br />Miscellaneous<br />one-to-many live interactive video broadcast platform enabling anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to broadcast to a unlimited global audience <br />create surveys and polls for your Web site, blog and social network profiles <br /><ul><li>Beyond just driving directions…
  27. 27. 100 Things to do </li></ul>flippable PDF docs<br />Directory of Web 2.0 apps & services <br /><ul><li> 1937 logos as of 1/19/08
  28. 28. over 3,000 as of 3/15/10</li></ul>sync files online and across computers… automatically<br />
  29. 29. Web 2.0 Web Sites & Tools for Higher Education<br />Top 20 Web 2.0 applications in HE<br />Apps for HE<br />Web 2.0 for the classroom teacher<br />Best Apps for education - 2009 <br />Tools for teachers <br />E-learning & tools for teachers<br />Teaching & Learning w/ Web 2.0 Tools<br />John Thompson, PhD<br />22<br />
  30. 30. John Thompson, PhD<br />23<br />Problems<br />Unaware <br />Inadequate instructions<br />Usual suspects <br />Filtering policies (K-12 schools) <br />Insufficient support <br />Time <br />Others?<br />
  31. 31. John Thompson, PhD<br />24<br />Coming Attractions<br />Starbucks Effect <br />Blurring of work & personal lives…& apps<br />9 to 5 >>> <br />Growing reliance on Internet – “cloud”<br />
  32. 32. John Thompson, PhD<br />25<br />What Next?<br />Baby steps…one new app at a time<br />“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.”          - James Baldwin   <br />
  33. 33. John Thompson, PhD<br />26<br />Summary<br />Tons of Web 2.0 apps available<br />Creates rich, engaging & exciting learning environment <br />Users become information producers & collaborators, not just consumers <br />Promotes student-centered learning<br />Users become more efficient<br />
  34. 34. John Thompson, PhD<br />27<br />Presenter<br />John Thompson, PhD<br />Associate Professor<br />Educational Technology Program<br />Computer Information Systems Department<br />Buffalo State College<br />Chase 208, 1300 Elmwood Avenue<br />Buffalo, NY 14222<br />716.878.3531 thompsjt@buffalostate.edu<br />